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Mini Log Cabin Bag FREE sewing tutorial

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Mini Log Cabin Bag FREE sewing tutorial.

You can create this scrappy Log Cabin tote from 5” squares in just a weekend. What a great way to use up even your smallest scraps of fabric. You don’t need to be a quilter to follow this pattern and create this log-cabin block for this bag pattern – it’s really easy to piece the design and no actual quilting is necessary unless you really want to!

This is a great scrap buster, or you can make it from purchased charm square packs too for a pretty and fully co-ordinated look.

When you have finished making your Mini Log Cabin Bag it will measure approximately 8 ½” by 9 ½” by 1 ½”.

Mini Log Cabin Bag FREE sewing tutorial

What you will need to make the Mini Log Cabin Bag:-

  • Two 5″ squares red print (blocks) [Check here on for some pretty charm squares],
  • Eighteen 5″ squares total assorted cream prints and light blue prints (blocks),
  • Eighteen 5″ squares total assorted dark blue prints and black prints (blocks, handles),
  • 2x 5″ squares blue (handles),
  • 3⁄8 of a yard of lining print,
  • 3⁄8 of a yard of thin batting,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

Find the full instructions for the log cabin bag here

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